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But Next Time, Episode 3: Rising Waters
Dec01

But Next Time, Episode 3: Rising Waters

Making Contact · But Next Time, Episode 3: Rising Waters   No matter where we come from, or how much money we make, we all deserve a safe and healthy place to call home. In this episode we meet parents who are fighting to save their families’ homes despite a perfect storm of  greedy landlords and hurricane-related flooding. Jaime, a mom who lives in subsidized housing in Houston Texas, joins with other moms to stand up to...

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The Response: The Fight for Justice after the Grenfell Tower Fire
Aug18

The Response: The Fight for Justice after the Grenfell Tower Fire

Making Contact · The Response: The Fight for Justice after the Grenfell Tower Fire   On June 14, 2017, a fire started in a 24-story public housing apartment in West London called Grenfell Tower. The fire raged all night and reduced the building to a shell. Seventy-two people lost their lives, making the Grenfell Tower fire the United Kingdom’s deadliest disaster since World War II. In this episode, we examine the events that led...

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On the Brink: Homelessness before and during COVID-19 (Encore)
Dec03

On the Brink: Homelessness before and during COVID-19 (Encore)

Making Contact · On the Brink: Homelessness before and during COVID-19 (Encore) When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. many of us were told to “shelter in place” in order to minimize the spread of disease. But, for a lot of people who are forced to live on the street, it’s not possible to just close the door and retreat into safety. Today’s show is about homelessness. We start by following two women as they undergo several...

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On the Brink: Homelessness Before and During COVID-19
Apr14

On the Brink: Homelessness Before and During COVID-19

On the Brink: Homelessness before and during COVID-19 When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. many of us were told to “shelter in place” in order to minimize the spread of disease. But, for a lot of people who are forced to live on the street, its not possible to just close the door and retreat into safety. Today’s show is about homelessness. We start by following two women as they undergo several evictions, even...

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A Tale of Two Heights
Nov29

A Tale of Two Heights

Two neighborhoods — Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York — are experiencing the gamut of changes associated with gentrification. And some are pushing back against those who would cash in on the eviction and displacement of longtime residents. On this edition of Making Contact we hear how one Crown Heights restaurant drew the protest of local residents, and how a coalition of activists in Boyle...

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The Aftermath of Ghost Ship and the San Pablo Fires
Jul19

The Aftermath of Ghost Ship and the San Pablo Fires

On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire and the battle to preserve live/work spaces, and then we look at the San Pablo fire in Oakland California that displaced at least a hundred residents…many of whom are now living on the streets in tent encampments. Special Thanks to KALW and Jeremy Dalmas. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit...

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